Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are terrifying, because they’re more likely to result in death or serious injury than a collision between two passenger cars. Aside from the weight factor, the driver in a large commercial truck is usually riding high up in the cab, while the driver of the car is much lower to the ground. These and other factors can lead to devastating results if you’re in a truck accident.

What are The Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can be devastating for everyone involved. The following represent some of the most common causes of truck accidents:

  • Driver fatigue: Fatigue may impair concentration and coordination.
  • Poor truck maintenance: Improperly maintained systems and parts, including brakes, may fail and cause a collision.
  • Driver distraction: Cellphones, navigation devices, electronic driver logbooks and other distractions may divert a truck driver’s attention long enough to cause an accident.
  • Alcohol and drug use: Substance abuse may cause a driver to have impaired judgment and coordination. Prescription medications may cause drowsiness or affect coordination.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents with passenger cars tend to result in more serious injuries than collisions between two or more passenger cars. Sometimes the aftermath of a truck accident can stick with a person for life, which is why it’s crucial that you receive the compensation you need to handle your ongoing and future medical and life care expenses. If you’ve been in a truck accident or you’ve lost a loved one as a result of truck accident injuries, you might not know where to turn.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

If you’ve been in a truck accident, your first priority is to get the medical attention you need. Inevitably, the bills will begin to arrive, and you need a plan to cover costs. Finding a truck accident lawyer is your next best step.

There are personal injury lawyers who specialize in truck accidents and are experienced in determining long-term future costs associated with serious injuries. An expert knows how to handle the trucking companies or any other responsible parties and hold them accountable.

At Live Oak Injury Law Group, we ensure that you get the legal representation you need, paving the way for your physical and financial recovery.

Please note that the specific facts of your case should be analyzed by an attorney to determine your potential for a recovery. Please call us to discuss the details of your case.

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